Jim Gearhart agrees — access to weapons is a problem. Not everyone needs an assault rifle, he says. But let's not pretend other guns can't do damage, too.

In any case, Jim says — it's not our core problem, or our only one. The biggies? Our "culture of violence ... and the ease of getting the materials to carry out violence."

More than what a gunman might do, Jim's worried any nut with an Internet connection can find bomb-making instructions online and get the materials without much hassle. And that keeps him up at night.

He hopes he's not giving anyone ideas — but "I think a psychopath would have thought of this," Jim says in the Jim Gearhart Show podcast, available here as well on iTunes and Google Play.

He notes perhaps the first and one of the worst school massacres was in 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan — when 38 elementary schoolchildren were killed by a disgruntled school board treasurer with homemade bombs. And, Jim says, the knowledge of how to use and access to dangerous materials have come a long way since then.

That's just part of what Jim takes on in the latest installment of his podcast. Check out the full episode to hear the rest. And Email Jim at Jim@NJ1015.com.

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— Townsquare Media staff

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